Posts Tagged 'ice'

Watching the Sea Freeze…


…at the Market Square.

Art Meets Ice…

…meets bad weather.

Ice Age…

…at Suomenlinna.

Long Distance…

…running on the Baltic Sea.

Vänö Travelling in Front of the King’s Gate…

…a few days before ice prevented it to dock at Suomenlinna. Those heading to the former sea fortress jumped on the ice and walked 50 meters to the shore and the ship continued its journey.

Read more in Finnish from oma kaupunki: Merivoimien alus juuttui jäihin – miehet kävelivät maihin

191. Valokuvatorstai is about ice / aiheena jää.

Do You Remember This Boat…

…that you have seen earlier during last summer and the winter before?

CDP Theme Day 2010 / March: Passageways

Getting around in Helsinki gets faster when the ice provides many shortcuts on the curvy coastline that was moulded by the melting ice of the last ice age.

This family decided to migrate to Sweden as soon as possible after Finland’s embarrassing olympic ice hockey semi-final against USA and almost as bad second period of the bronze game against Slovakia. Not really – and they would have missed the last period comeback from a 1-3 loss to a 5-3 win in the team sport that Finns love the most.

A passageway of a kind is Finland’s four men’s ice hockey medals in the last five olympics despite never being among the favourites. A small nation with the 6-7th best players in the world knows that there won’t be any success without playing as a team and working really hard.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

The Sailing Season…

…hasn’t started yet.

Brave Lady…

…Havis Amanda.

It was a bit warmer during her 100th birthday.

Icebreaker Nordica Came Home…

…from Norway and now all Finnish icebreakers are assisting ships – except that Nordica was almost immediately damaged and it needs to be repaired for a few days. Two winters ago it was so warm that icebreakers weren’t needed at all on Gulf of Finland.

This is a newer type of icebreaker that can be also used in off-shore work during the warmer months. Older icebreakers are then just posing for the Japanese tourists at this same location.

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